The white picket fence collapsed
but when the storm passed the door opened
and I found the upside
With you I find serenity.
A fire pulsed through my veins
threatening to take me over the edge
When from his lips slipped the poison
drops of torture knocked me off of my feet
and into the arms of your darkness
casting a shadow over every thought that followed
Claire wasn’t what her parents expected her to be, in fact there were many times they considered the possibility they brought home the wrong child. If it wasn’t for her father’s murky green eyes and her mother’s sharp nose they’d have been certain of it. Where they saw a man’s face, Claire saw his soul. There was something about the world that equal parts fascinated and horrified her, and within that ever expanding world was James.
Before James met Claire he was certain of his future. He would graduate, return to Edinburgh to work for his father, marry someone just so, have children and watch them follow in his footsteps. All of this would be followed by the inevitable end that greets all of the earth’s children. It didn’t scare him then that his life was to be no more than mediocre, but after he met Claire, it terrified him that he might not discover her.
Even I’m not entirely sure what this is or will be, I just felt the need to write and this is what found me. I plan on going with the flow with this one, so stay tuned for more of Claire and James. To be continued…
This sadness is a sickness
Gnawing at my reason
I can’t hear my own voice
So I climb into your open mouth
Looking for a stage from which to scream
Hoping for an answer to my questions
Your tongue drags me deeper
There I whisper to you my secrets
But my words you cannot hear
You swallow me whole
You didn’t realise your mouth was full
I float through your gurgling stomach
Alone feeling sicker and sicker
You can’t feel me even though I’m right there
I do all I can to keep you alive
Working the cogs and gears that move you
But you never notice my efforts
You don’t see that I am down here drowning
You drain me without thought
Until you are satisfied.